Explore the main attractions of Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia, and learn about its rich history. Visit important landmarks like the Royal Palace, where the King of Cambodia lives, and the Silver Pagoda, known for its beautiful silver floor. Discover the dark parts of Cambodia’s history by going to the Genocide Museum, where you can learn about the terrible things that happened during the Khmer Rouge regime. Also, visit the famous Killing Fields, a sad reminder of the tragic events that took place during that time. These important places give you a glimpse into Cambodia’s past and help you understand its culture and strength.
- Enjoy a historical and cultural tour of Phnom Penh
- Hear stories of the darkest period in Cambodia’s tragic history
- Visit Tuol Sleng Silver Pagoda, the Genocide Museum, and Royal Palace
- See the infamous Killing Fields at Choeung Ek, just south of Phnom Penh
- Enjoy a small-group tour for a more personalized experience
See the main attractions of Phnom Penh and discover the history of Cambodia. Begin with a visit to the Royal Palace, which was constructed by the French in 1866 when King Norodom moved the capital from Oudong.
Explore the palace complex and admire the Khmer architecture along the Tonle Sap and Mekong River. Don’t miss the impressive Silver Pagoda, which is covered in 5,329 silver tiles. Learn about the different Khmer kings who resided here, except during the Khmer Rouge regime. Marvel at the adorned Buddha statues and the Bell Tower, which is reminiscent of Angkor Wat.
Next, learn about the turbulent years of the Khmer Rouge at the Tuol Sleng Museum. This museum is housed in a former high school that was converted into the notorious Security Prison 21. Explore the exhibits that tell the stories of the approximately 20,000 prisoners who were killed and buried in the infamous Killing Fields.
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